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Lathan scores 20 or more for fourth time in six games. BRYANT FREESE Daily Titan

Cal State Fullerton women’s basketball won 72-56 against Montana Wednesday to earn its first back-to-back wins since November 2015. Titan Head Coach Daron Park grew up in Great Falls, Montana. “I have the upmost respect for Montana. I’m where I’m at today partially because of growing up watching them for so many years, so obviously this is really special for me,” Park said. “This is a great win for us–every win is special,” With Montana seniors Kayleigh Valley and Alycia Sims sidelined for the remainder of the season with torn ACLs, the Titans were able to take advantage of the Grizzlies’ inexperience and lack of depth. Fullerton forced the Grizzlies to turn the ball over 17 times, with 12 coming in the first half. The Titans were able to limit their own turnovers

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Cal State Fullerton leading scorer Iman Lathan (above) poured in 22 points in Wednesday’s 72-56 win over Montana and 26 in Monday’s 97-49 rout of Whittier.

with 13 in the game, which they have struggled to do early on in the season, averaging 17.4 turnovers through their the first five games. Ball movement and unselfish play were key as

the Titans racked up 21 assists, led by Lauren Nubla with eight. “I can’t say enough about these kids and their resilience and their willingness to put what they think is best for them

aside and try to do what’s best for the group,” Park said. The Titans were unable to stop Grizzlies leading scorer Taylor Goligoski as she finished the game with 17 points, scoring 10 in

the first half. Fullerton’s defense adjusted in the second half to limit Goligoski, allowing the Titans to extended a double-digit lead over Montana. SEE STREAK 8

Fullerton appoints interim chief David H. Hinig was hired as the new interim chief of police on Tuesday after Dan Hughs’ retirement. PRISCILLA BUI Daily Titan

Following the retirement of Chief Dan Hughes, the city of Fullerton appointed a new but experienced interim chief of police Monday. David Hinig was in retirement when he was recruited for the Fullerton Police Department. Hinig previously worked in the Arcadia Police Department for nearly 40 years and spent the last six of those years serving as chief of police. He also served as interim chief of police for the cities of Sierra Madre, La Habra and

Palos Verdes Estates. “I anticipate being here for five to six months as they do their executive search for a permanent police chief,” Hinig said. This was also confirmed by acting City Manager Gretchen Beatty, who said on the Fullerton City Hall’s website that Hinig was expected to serve anywhere from four to six months while the recruitment process for a permanent chief of police continued. SEE POLICE



David Hinig, the new interim chief of police for the city of Fullerton, has nearly 40 years of experience serving in the Arcadia Police Department. He has also worked for Sierra Madre, la Habra and Palos Verdes Estates.

Cole Franson, 22, returned from the North American Abu Dhabi Club Champions (ADDC) trials the Monday before Thanksgiving. Tuesday morning, he was enjoying a well-earned rest day. The Cal State Fullerton transfer student and graphics design major commits five days a week, four hours a day to training, and except for his rest days on the weekends, he rarely has much down time. “It’s either I’m competing or I’m resting,” Franson said. For the last eight years, Franson has committed wholly to honing his skills as a Brazilian jiujitsu practitioner. At 14 years old, Franson got his start in the sport of martial arts and UFC after a little push from his older brother. “I got started because I was into pro-wrestling and all that. The grappling part I liked because it made sense to me,” Franson said. “My older brother was watching UFC and was like, ‘You should do this Cole!’” Franson’s brother Tyler, who is four years older, has noticed a distinct growth in his brother’s abilities since those early days. “Something I always seem to remember was Cole’s sheer determination to beat me,” Tyler Franson said via email. “No matter how much he tried, he just couldn’t because I was just physically larger than him.” From those early days forward, Cole Franson chose to immerse himself in training. SEE BJJ 5

CSU professors see 7 percent salary increase California Faculty Association efforts paid off.


The California Faculty Association (CFA) succeeded in gaining a 7 percent

salary raise for all professors in the Cal State system that went into effect this past summer. However, the question stands whether or not the raise actually made a positive impact on the lives of the various professors at Cal State Fullerton. On June 30, the CFA bargained and received a 5 percent raise, following a 2 percent raise on July 1 (the start of the next fiscal year). This salary increase had

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been long awaited for the California State University (CSU) community. Average salaries for the academic year for 2015/2016 ranged from $96,517 for full-time professors to $56,781 for lecturers, according to the fall 2015 CSU Salary Schedule. After the increase, the fall 2016 CSU Salary Schedule raised to $140,760 maximum salary for

full-time professors in the academic year and $140,760 maximum salary for lecturers for same the academic year. These salary numbers depend on the class of the professor as stated in the CSU Salary Schedule. Michele Barr, Ph.D., a full-time lecturer and president of the Fullerton chapter of the CFA, which is the union representing CSU professors, said she is happy about the raise.

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“It definitely made a noticeable change in my monthly salary, and that is good,” Barr said. Faculty members negotiate their contract three years at a time, she said. At the time of last year’s CFA strike, the faculty had not settled on the salary for the full three years. “What we ended up doing was extending our contracts into a fourth year so that we could spread the salary

adjustments into two fiscal years,” Barr said. “To do the 5 percent that we were asking for, it had to be split up over two fiscal years.” Making a quick, drastic change in payment to staff on any one CSU campus, like CSUF, could have potentially shaken the CSU system due to the suddenness of the change, Barr said. SEE CSU


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In November 2015, California State Univeristy professors marched in Long Beach in one of the beginning efforts for a 5 percent increase in wages. In the 2016-2017 academic year, bargaining resulted in a 7 percent wage increase for CSU professors.

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Faculty instead decided on a “respectable salary adjustment” spread out over time, but CFA aims to gain more of an increase in the future. “We actually don’t refer to it as an increase because we are still behind compared to faculty at other institutions like the UCs,” Barr said. “But the salary adjustment is definitely a step in the right direction in righting the salaries of CSU faculty.” The salary raise was also called for on a morale level, said Shelly Arsneault, vice president of CFA Fullerton Chapter, chair of the CFA Political Action Committee and professor of political science at CSUF. Before the increase, it was hard for faculty to stay motivated, Arsneault said. “I think morale-wise, it was very important for faculty because it’s difficult to keep working hard,” Arsneault said. “Class sizes get bigger—more students and paperwork and all sorts of things that make your job difficult,” The hard financial and economic times resulted in low raises and put any major salary increase at a standstill, Arsneault said. “Over the previous five

years, we had gotten very small 1 percent, sometimes less than 1 percent, increases a couple of times, not even every year,” Arsneault said. While prices for living, continued to skyrocket, not having a raise to properly support oneself could cause many hardships, Arsneault said. “At the end of the day, when you get no increase at all, it almost feels like a pay cut,” Arsneault said. When the 7 percent raise went into effect, the difference and impact was there and plain to see. “It was a nice raise. It had been a long time since we had any salary increases. So you obviously noticed that there is more money in the account,” Arsneault said. With only a few, yet small previous raises, the 7 percent salary increase definitely did not go unnoticed, especially for part-time lecturers. Lilia Espinoza, an assistant professor in the Department of Health Science and CFA member, immediately saw the difference in the lives of professors and lecturers. “I was one of those people who actually went out to represent the union,” Espinoza said.

Many professors felt as if they were living paycheck to paycheck, she said. “Back in November 2015, we protested outside the chancellor’s office in Long Beach. So it is something that I have always been really committed to, not just for me, but for our lecturers, our part-time and full-time lecturers who really had more to gain than us,” Espinoza said. For faculty to earn tenure, they must complete a research portfolio. Overall, the faculty does a lot of service within the CSUF community and the city of Fullerton. With all of the work that sometimes goes unseen, this raise has brought happiness to the majority CSUF’s staff, Espinoza said. “I would say 95 percent of all the feedback I have had has been really positive, and faculty hung in there for a long time because we believe in the CSU and we believe in our students,” Barr said. With the support of fellow faculty members, and even students, the CFA’s hopes are still high for the future of the CSU system. “It felt like a good victory. People generally were quite happy that we were able to stand firm,” Arsneault said.

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Reasons unconfirmed for fraternity suspension

Pi Kappa Phi faces punishment indefinitely. KALEB STEWART AMY WELLS Daily Titan

Cal State Fullerton fraternity Pi Kappa Phi has been on suspension since the beginning of fall 2016 for an undisclosed period of time. Just before the semester was in full swing, Pi Kappa Phi was suspended for reasons that are currently unknown to the general student body. The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house lies on a residential street off of Associated Road frequently referred to as “Fraternity Row.” The weekend before the fall semester had begun, the row was the scene of a stabbing, just behind the Pi Kappa Phi house. It is still unconfirmed if this stabbing is related to the fraternity’s suspension. Toubee Yang, an assistant director for Fraternity and Sorority Life, and Vincent Vigil, director of Student life and Leadership, could not comment directly on the subject. Student Conduct could not speak on the subject as well. An interview with the school’s dean of students, Tonantzin Oseguera, had been delayed from an initially set interview for Nov. 30 to Dec. 14. As of this printing, they have not commented directly

on the suspension to the Daily Titan. Yang said he handles big picture items in terms of fraternity life. “Whenever there is a report sent to the police or to the Student Conduct office, I am contacted,” Yang said. When it comes to the number of reports that come in regarding the fraternities, while the number could not be directly stated, Yang did say that frequency depends on what time of year and if there is a holiday involved. Vigil said they frequently check in with student leaders after an event to make sure that it never happens again. “Not every police report is a negative, nor is it automatically going to go toward a suspension,” Vigil said. “There are some situations that happen, or accidents do occur, so we want to make certain that we are addressing them properly. We are always wanting to educate our students about how we can make certain that mistakes do not happen again.” Student organizations not only have to abide by the standards of the CSU, but also the standards of the university itself. “There are things that you can and cannot do as a student,” Vigil said. “Those same things apply to you as an organization. So, regardless of whether it’s an individual or an organization, those Student Conduct policies apply to


The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house is located on a residential street that is commonly known as “Fraternity Row.” Fullerton police has jurisdiction over this street, however, University Police Capt. Scot Willey said CSUF police assist Fullerton PD often.

both of you. Things that you cannot do as a student, you can not do as an organization.” There is a coordinator for every student organization and in the case of fraternities, it would be referred to as “head of fraternities.” Those heads of fraternities hear complaints and receive reports and then ensure they can talk with Student Conduct

advisors, where a conversation ensues to discuss what steps are to be taken next. “What happens next is not always suspension. There are a lot of learning opportunities that are a result from that,” Vigil said. When it comes to the number of reports that the University Police receives regarding fraternities,

Captain Scot Willey said the number is not finite within their records. “To get an exact number would be hard, because (fraternities) are off campus,” Willey said. “It would be very low, because it is within Fullerton’s jurisdiction.” Willey said that on Fraternity Row, there are frequently reports and calls made to the Fullerton

Police Department, and then that information is then relayed to Student Affairs. “We want to make certain that students are safe on this campus and we want to make certain that students are comfortable on this campus,” Vigil said. “We want to make certain that students learn how to be better leaders on this campus.”


As the interim chief of police, Hinig said he will work to guide the department, which already has a “quality reputation and quality personnel,” successfully while the new chief of police is chosen.

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Part of the main reason why Hinig was called in for the Fullerton police was because he was already involved in law enforcement consulting and expert witness work in police personnel matters. “When they were looking for an interim police chief, they wanted somebody with a great deal of experience,” Hinig said. “I know my name along with some others were submitted, and ultimately, they asked me to fill in for them.” Sgt. Jon Radus said that although he has not known Hinig for very long, the department as a whole was very happy to have someone as experienced as him step in as Fullerton’s interim police chief. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to have an experienced chief come in and fill the position,” Radus said. As interim chief of police, Hinig’s duties include guiding the organization,

providing leadership and preparing the police department to transition into an agency that could eventually be headed by a new and different police chief. It also involves making sure that the assessment of the whole police department is properly done so that it is compliant with all the professional standards and meets all the potential needs of the organization.

When you have an opportunity to come to an agency that does have a quality reputation and quality personnel, then it’s an exciting opportunity.


DAVID H. HINIG Interim Chief of Police In addition, he is responsible for seeing if there are any fallacies or procedures that might need any adjustment, Hinig said. “The primary role that


you have is to see if the agency is performing at the level it should be, and then help in the recruitment process for the new, permanent chief,” Hinig said. However, Hinig said that he was very pleased to be selected to serve in the Fullerton Police Department, seeing that it had an excellent reputation among other law enforcement agencies in the last several years under Hughes’ leadership. “The department has really, kind of, set the standard for what community policing should be,” Hinig said. The Fullerton police was the first agency in Orange County to use body-cams while taking a positive step in building relationships with the community and other members in their entire constituency, Hinig said. “When you have an opportunity to come to an agency that does have a quality reputation and quality personnel, then it’s an exciting opportunity,” Hinig said.

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ALP provides a transition to American culture. ELIZABETH HUMMER Daily Titan Since 1986, the American Language Program (ALP) at Cal State Fullerton has helped international students get acclimated to the American language and culture. “I have met people from most of the countries in the world,” said Bruce Rubin, interim director of ALP. “The world comes here, and it’s fun to have all the different cultures in class. It’s fun when they succeed.” Serving students from more than 60 countries in the world, ALP provides an intensive English program that prepares international students to enter the global workforce. “What we find, even today, is that students who don’t come through the ALP sometimes struggle with getting accustomed to how we do things at the American university,” Rubin said. “So the ALP really serves a double function: helping them improve their language but also getting them ready to succeed as an American university student.” Many international students come from countries where universities work differently. Esther Lee, one of ALP’s English Second Language (ESL) lecturers, even said that at some of these foreign universities, it does not matter if the students go to class or even if they plagiarize. ALP offers courses in all the major skill areas, such as writing, reading,

speaking, listening, grammar, vocabulary and more. One required course is called University Success, which is modeled after CSUF’s freshman programs. ALP provides this course to its students to ease the transition into a university setting and ensure they prosper in an American classroom. “A lot of international students will study here for a couple years and still be so unaware of all the resources on campus,” Rubin said. “So that is a big part of the University Success.” The class has brought in guest speakers such as counselors, representatives from different colleges, career center advisers and the police to provide international students with information about what services are available to them. As part of ALP, Lee teaches a critical thinking course that is a favorite among students. “I love that they bring their own perspectives that are different from mine,” Lee said. “To see things from their angle just brings a greater dynamic to my classrooms.” The entire ALP community will sometimes have get-togethers. Recently, students read the play “Anna in the Tropics” in class and then went together to see CSUF’s production of the show. During the semester, ALP went to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Petersen Automotive Museum, the La Brea Tar Pits and other local destinations. Because most international students live on campus or don’t have transportation options, ALP wants the students to


One of the American Language Program’s English Second Language lecturers, Esther Lee, is playing Kahoot with her critical thinking class. Kahoot is a questionnaire website where Lee can create her own challenges that the international students answer with their mobile devices.

feel included in the campus community and more inclined to stay at the university. “We try to do more activities on campus,” Lee said. On Friday, ALP is hosting its student conference, in which students present some of their class projects to the whole program, not just the class where the project was assigned. and all other international students will also hold an end-of-the-semester celebration in the TSU. Resources and events can come in handy, but for some students, they are not the most valuable aspect of the program. “I go to USA classes, but it is difficult to make friends who are American. It is easier to make friends

here (in ALP classes),” said Eri Okazaki, a Japanese student in Lee’s class. Darya Aminian, an Iranian student also in Lee’s class, chose this program for academic reasons. “My major was teaching English, and I decided to come to this program, especially the reading and writing part is very good,” Aminiah said. Years ago, ALP had almost entirely Asian students. Now, it has more diversity, which is exactly what CSUF strives for, Rubin said. If a class has students all with the same ethnicity, Rubin and Lee have noticed it is harder for students to pick up the English language. “If we have balance of cultures, then everybody has the same pressure to speak

English,” Rubin said. Lee’s critical thinking course is one of many that is filled with diverse students determined to learn English and succeed as the years go on. Several CSUF alumni and past ALP students have demonstrated ALP’s success by becoming instructors on campus. Hiromi Takizawa, an assistant professor for the Visual Arts Department, went through the ALP program herself. After a half of year in ALP, she went to Santa Ana College and then returned to CSUF to earn a masters of art. “When I came over here (from Japan), I spoke little English. All the staff and faculty (in ALP) was really supportive and helpful,” Takizawa said. “ALP, those

people, were helping me sort of settle in and learn English and guiding me to go to college.” Another way ALP helps students better understand the English language is through “conversation partners.” These partners are American students that sit and mentor the ALP students during class. Through language instruction, networking exercises and resource provisions, ALP helps international students understand and become a part of the university and American culture. “The ALP gives (students) an opportunity to create a social network, which is valuable to them later,” Rubin said. “Through language, you can talk about virtually anything.”

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“When I first got started, I did it for a year and I was just like, ‘I want to find a way to do this for the rest of my life. I’ve got to figure out a way to do this,’” Cole Franson said. After completing high school, the former Fresno resident faced a choice that would potentially shape his future involvement with the martial art he loved. Initially, Franson had plans of skipping college and moving to San Francisco to live with his brother to train and work, but fate had different plans. “My parents gave me an ultimatum. They would pay for me to go and train and do all this as long as I go to school,” Cole Franson said. “It went on for awhile and then eventually, I moved out here and started training.” Since he started living in Fullerton, Cole Franson begins his day early. By 7 a.m., he has already begun his morning training session at Brea Jiu-Jitsu. After finishing up his morning training session at 8:30 a.m., he packs up his gear and heads to school. At 4 p.m., with his school day already behind him, Cole Franson prepares for his nightly training under his main professor at the Tinguinha BJJ academy in Yorba Linda. He trains under Mauricio “Tinguinha” Mariano, a historical figure in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and one of

Student experiences the holidays apart from her family. BREANNA VASQUEZ Daily Titan You never know where life can take you. A year ago, it never crossed my mind that I would be living on my own in Southern Spain. Back then, I was content with studying abroad in Madrid for just three weeks. But after those short three weeks abroad, I realized I wanted more, and just seven months later, I was moving to Spain. When you decide to move more than 6,000 miles away from home, you give up seeing your family and friends for an unknown experience. You walk into the experience expecting that studying abroad is going to be

the first members of Gracie Barra, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu association, to travel to the United States. “My professor is pretty elite,” Cole Franson said. “Not too many people know of him, but back in the 1990s, he was the top guy.” At Tinguinha Academy, Cole Franson, with the help of his trainer, focuses on honing his skills as an “open guard player.” Guard practitioners are known for their strong grappling martial art ability, but more specifically, this style refers to when a grappler has his or her back to the ground and is able to control the opponent using his or her own legs. “Seeing Cole now, I think (his) determination is still very much at play,” Tyler Franson said. “But instead of just animalistically pushing harder and trying to overpower his opponent, he’s translated that determination into a more calculated approach with technique.” Cat Clarke, a fight promoter for Submission Series Promotions, saw Franson in action and had nothing but praise for the young fighter. At the last event, the Canadian Kumite, Cole Franson took second place and quickly became a fan favorite. “(Cole Franson) will 100 percent be brought back due to his amazingly kind and true nature and great personality–he’s the guy that represents what Jiu Jitsu is all about.” Clarke said

the greatest thing that will ever happen to you. For me, I anticipated the best and never the worst. This was one of the biggest mistakes I made. I anticipated the amazing travels I was going to have but never thought about the holidays without my family. The week before Thanksgiving was the hardest for me. Here I was in Jaén, not a single turkey, pumpkin spiced latte or family member in sight. Not only was I the most homesick I had ever been since arriving three months ago, but I was also preparing for midterms and presentations in a foreign language. As I attempted to study, I watched friends and family joyfully Snapchat their experiences, friendsgiving dinners and parties. I didn’t think I was going to have a Thanksgiving like I would at home. Thanks to my program, I still had a Thanksgiving dinner and it was one that I


CSUF graphic design student Cole Franson, 22, puts his opponent in a headlock at a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament. Franson has been practicing the sport since he was 14. His focus on technique has allowed him to defeat larger and more experienced contenders.

via email. “No ego. Pure skill.” At his most recent tournament, Cole Franson was able to use his carefully honed technique to his advantage. Weighing in at only 154 lbs., Cole Franson competed in the featherweight class and was up against guys with twice his experience. “I got to the semifinals and went up against this guy named Justin Rader. He’s been competing in the Abu Dhabi Combat Trials for a

appreciated. I spent it with people I never knew before arriving in Jaén, but we all managed to create a Thanksgiving we’ll never forget for the rest of our lives. As I got lost in the laughter, wine and turkey, my homesickness faded away. That same weekend, I decided to get lost in Jaén. With headphones in and The Doors’ “Morrison Hotel” playing, I left my apartment and headed out to explore the town. As I walked up and down the streets of Jaén, I passed people enjoying café con leches on the patios of restaurants, bakers placing their bread and cookies in the windows for passerby to see and people stopping on the sidewalk casually talking to friends while enjoying a cigarette. That’s when I found one of the greatest views I had ever seen of Jaén. It was drizzling that morning.

long time,” Cole Franson said. “He’s been training for, like, 20 years. He was way above me.” Using his knowledge and training in guard style, Cole Franson played a smart match, taking it into overtime. “I’m trying to sweep this guy, trying to get on top of him, but he’s just scrambling,” Cole Franson said. “But then, we went into overtime, just three minutes to go again. The guy takes

me down in the last minute. I just lost (the tournament) by two.” Placing third overall in the tournament was no setback for Cole Franson. The young fighter, aptly nicknamed the “Guillotine Specialist” for his ability to quickly end matches with opponents double his size using the technique, has plans to someday compete in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) World Championship in

Long Beach. Tyler Franson emphasized the way that his brother uses technique rather than brute force to take down larger opponents, including Tyler Franson himself. “I think whether he knows it or not, him being the younger, weaker one was actually the best thing for him, because it gave him the drive to grow and progress into the contender he currently is in the BJJ world,” Tyler Franson said.


Study abroad student Breanna Vasquez found herself missing her family more than ever around the holidays. But when she took a walk around the city of Jaén, she realized home wasn’t so far after all.

Clouds lined the sky and there was a slight cold breeze. From where I was standing, you could see Jaén’s Cathedral. In

the distance, hills of olive trees created the background. Light pastel colors and white apartment buildings with terraces and

cobblestone streets created the neighborhoods that I have fallen in love with. When I saw that view, I realized I was home.

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Trump endangers net neutrality Open internet is at risk with new FCC appointees. RISHU BHARDWAJ Daily Titan President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to be the “president for all Americans,” but his irrational views on net neutrality point to a more ignorant and capitalist agenda. Net neutrality is vital to ensure that any one company is prevented from holding a monopoly on the internet, but based on Trump’s appointment of Jeff Eisenach and Mark Jamison to head the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Nov. 21, he’s not a fan. The very foundation of net neutrality is being fought with this action, the reason being that internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source. If a company had sole control, they might abuse their power by making it so certain news sites that the corporation prefers would be placed in a “fast lane,” and those that aren’t favored will be slowed down, creating a biased and ill-informed user base. Net neutrality has been a new and bumpy frontier for recent generations, but it hasn’t felt a threat stronger than it has today. The fight has been going on for nearly a decade now, and a large majority of the public is still ignorant to the changes being made and how monumental they

really are. While this may seem like another problem that isn’t interfering with society directly, net neutrality needs to be accounted for by the public because only the public can overturn this sort of monopoly of informational access and truly have an open and free internet. As of now, the FCC website states, “The FCC’s Open Internet rules protect and maintain open, uninhibited access to legal online content without broadband Internet access providers being allowed to block, impair or establish fast/slow lanes to lawful content.” Hopefully, the coming years will see no change to this regulation, but Trump’s appointments shows a dark time for net neutrality. The president-elect’s appointment of two of net neutrality’s harshest critics to run the FCC was a slammed door on the 4 million people who spoke out and let the FCC know which rules were appropriate for a truly open Internet last year. Trump winning the election may have been great news for some, and for others, not so much. But one stance both Republicans and Democrats can agree on is a neutral internet. In a 2015 poll conducted by Progressive Change Institute, more than half of the people in each political party were in support of ensuring equal access to the world wide web. In 2015 when the constrictive 5-year-old rules and regulations on net neutrality were lifted, that historic change is effectively being reversed if the


Mark Jamison and Jeff Eisanach being appointed to head the FCC under Donald Trump’s presidency is a huge step back in the progress that has been made in the past year for net neutrality.

two cabinet members that Trump appointed get their way. Eisenach and Jamison have historically been strident in their anti-neutrality and regulation paths. In a testimony before the Senate, Eisenach explained his opposition stating “net neutrality regulation cannot be justified as a means of enhancing consumer welfare or advancing or protecting the public interest.”

It’s interesting to see that a man with close ties to Verizon, which has been detrimental to the neutrality cause, supposedly thinks that the public’s interest will lie best in the hands of greedy internet service providers and not the users themselves. It’s also great to see that the two men who are to lead the FCC come from different mindsets on neutrality. In a 2016 article by

American Enterprise Institute, Jamison said, “Net neutrality in the U.S. is backfiring against some of the very people it is supposed to help,” while Eisenach said the existing antitrust and consumer protection laws and regulations are enough to lay policy concerns to rest. While one thinks current regulations are fine, the other wants a reform. If these two men can’t get a grasp

on what they are fighting for, then the only hope society has is itself. The past year has been tremendous in freeing the internet, but those efforts might amount to nothing if the public sits still. However, this doesn’t signal the end. It only means that as long as the public fights hard for its own rules and regulations, the public will get the neutrality they deserve.

Letter to the Editor In Response to “Seceding doesn’t mean succeeding” FROM CHRIS MILORD I rarely agree with the opinion pieces of Ashlyn Ramirez, but in her recent commentary on the secessionist movement in California, I agreed with all but a couple of her talking points. First, I concur that the idea of California separating from the Union is counterproductive. The Golden State has been part of the U.S. for a long time, and the rationales for secession are vastly different than the profound contrasts between the North and South prior to the Civil War, or the divide between the Thirteen Colonies and England leading up to the American Revolution. Next, as an independent sovereign nation, California would have to develop its own armed forces and create a currency. It would also need to forge alliances and negotiate an array of treaties with other nations. It would have to craft its own system of governance along with a regulatory and tax structure, among a myriad of other functions. Third, a number of separatist movements have swept the globe over the past century or so. The province of Quebec (Canada), which has a majority of French speakers, has been battling intermittently to gain independence for decades. However, it hasn’t succeeded despite a close

referendum during the premiership of Rene Levesque from 1976-1985. Fourth, one can understand regions of a particular country that live under tyranny fighting to secede, especially if certain areas were artificially cobbled together following armed conflicts. After the fall of the Soviet Union, all of the former nations (15) within its orbit are now independent once again. By contrast, Britain has been sovereign for centuries, and voluntarily split from the European Union because it opposed open borders and the unaccountable bureaucracy in Brussels. Fifth, centrifugal forces pulling regions or nations apart can be ameliorated when people attain greater rights and the rule of law. For example, the dissolution of the Soviet Union around 1989-90 ushered in an East European spring. Client states in Africa, Europe and Latin America gained greater autonomy, but they struggled economically for years due to a lack of financial support from the former superpower. Moreover, East and West Germany reunited and there have been discussions of a gradual merging of North and South Korea when the time is right.

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In the arc of history, economic development and liberty usually win out over the long haul. Finally, there were a couple of points in which I disagreed with Ramirez. She asserted that America was built upon the moral foundation of solidarity. But was it? Similar to modern Americans, the founders were a raucous bunch who cherished individual liberty and free enterprise. In times of crisis such as natural disasters and threats to their security, they could work together, but it required plenty of effort. In normal times, rugged individualism usually was the order of the day. Ramirez also noted that the last eight years have been years of “Democratic bliss,” which may be true if one is a Democrat. However, conservatives have endured loads of angst and frustration over an Obama administration that delivered a colossal national debt, an erosion of liberty and national security, endemic corruption and a foreign policy left in disarray. Other than these points, the overall article displayed a healthy dose of common sense. The negatives would likely outweigh the positives if CalExit ever moved from concept to reality. Written by, Chris Milord CSUF Alumnus.

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Men’s hoops drops fifth straight

Turnovers and free throws doom Titans in Mavericks matchup. HARRISON FAIGEN Daily Titan

Cal State Fullerton freshman Jackson Rowe drained the Titans’ first attempt of their game against Nebraska-Omaha just 17 seconds in. It was the last time Fullerton would be flawless in the contest and the sloppy play would lead to an 8373 loss and the Titans’ first home defeat. “If we could clean up the turnovers and make free throws it would be a very different game,” said Titans’ leading scorer Tre’ Coggins. “We had some bad fouls, bad timing and undisciplined play. Gave up some easy buckets as well.” The first half was a back -and-forth affair in which neither the Titans nor Mavericks could establish much separation until a 13-4 run by Nebraska-Omaha gave them a 37-23 lead at the break. The Titans’ first frame featured plenty of sloppy play. The team turned the ball over 12 times in the first half and shot 34.6 percent from the field and 15.4 percent from threepoint range. Free throws

weren’t free for Fullerton as the team clanked 7 of 10 first-half trips to the charity stripe. Mavericks’ guard Marcus Tyus scored on Omahas’ first possession of the second half as it looked like CSUF would be in for more of the same play as the first. After two misses on three tries in response, Titans Head Coach Dedrique Taylor had seen enough and called a timeout. “We came out at halftime and didn’t execute the offensive possession that we wanted and then defensively we were worse. I just wanted to get their attention and I thought for the most part they responded pretty well down the stretch there,” Taylor said. The results weren’t immediate, but things started to turn around for the Titans. Arkim Robertson chipped in seven points in the half while playing tenacious defense. Tre’ Coggins (18 points) started to break out of his first-half scoring slump with a three-pointer followed by a drawn foul on another attempt from behind the arc. He sank the resulting three free throws. Dwight Ramos subbed in for the Titans and promptly missed his first three but followed it up with a layup and a made three-pointer to cut the Mavericks’ lead to


Guard Tre’ Coggins (right) contributed 18 points as Cal State Fullerton failed to avoid its fifth consecutive loss Wednesday night against Omaha-Nebraska 83-73.

54-50 after the team led by 14 at the half. The Titans never got closer the rest of the way. The Mavericks started to execute their offense once again and continued to knock down their free throws (25-27) despite a vigorous student section

using everything from yells to a cardboard cutout of Leonardo DiCaprio from “The Wolf of Wall Street.” The Titans did not execute, shooting 11-24 from the line while turning the ball over 17 times. “I think we just lost focus and didn’t take care of

the basketball as well as we need to to be able to win basketball games, and right now that’s a glaring deficiency that we’re playing with in terms of turning the ball over too much,” Taylor said. “Our ball club is taking a machete out and literally just cutting off our own

toes with the way that we’re turning the ball over and shooting free throws.” The loss gave the Titans their fifth loss in a row and dropped the team to 2-5. They will get their next chance to rebound on Saturday when they host Pacific at Titan Gym at 6 p.m.

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Redshirt Junior and Titan leading scorer Iman Lathan took control of the game in the second half. Lathan put up 17 points, including nine points in the third quarter to extend the Titans lead to 13 over Montana going into the fourth. “My coaches, they coach each possession. None of my shots happened by chance and didn’t happen because I created them on my own. It’s all because of somebody else,” Lathan said. “And you weren’t in foul trouble,” Park added with

a laugh. Titans’ second-leading scorer Jordan Jackson was injured in the third quarter after she drove to the basket on a fastbreak, stepping on a Grizzlies defender’s foot and twisting her ankle, which sent her to floor screaming in pain. Park said that it is too early to tell if she will play Sunday. The Grizzlies defense had trouble handling the size and strength of center Daeja Smith, who had a double-double for the second game in a row with 11 points and 11 rebounds. “Once I get into the post, I’m either looking to score

or I’m looking to my teammates,” Smith said. Cal State Fullerton didn’t look back in the second half, outscoring the Grizzlies 37-26. “I thought we did a much better job in the second half defensively on them,” Park said. “We challenged our kids at halftime, we felt like they had too many wide open shots in the first half and we wanted to make them have to work a lot harder to get looks in the second half.” Cal State Fullerton will look to continue its winning streak Sunday against Loyola Marymount at Titan Gym.




Cal State Fullerton finds its groove with ball movement and teamwork as freshman Keimeshia Walker (center) passes the ball to senior Dhanyel Johnson (right).

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